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A Word on Acceptance
All of us have had disappointments in our
lives. We have worked hard for something that just didn’t happen -
like a promotion, or a job offer. Many of us have had an unforeseen
event or accident occur that renders us helpless.
are faced with a life experience that isn’t what you expected,
consider the power of acceptance. That’s right, plain old
It is easy to accept life when everything goes
your way, but most of us tend to resist when the tide shifts,
therefore not accepting things as they really are. Often the most
powerful life lessons come from these times. You learn about
yourself, what you are capable of, and what you have to offer
others. Remember, everything is in perfect working order from your
soul’s perspective. Since you do not have that perspective, it is
best to accept the moment and let go of your expectations.
You may think that things are not working, because it is not what
you had planned or expected. You then complicate the process by
resisting – due to the expectations that you have created.
You may feel that if you are good and follow your truths that
nothing bad will happen. You then can feel frustrated and betrayed
when ‘bad’ things happen. I’d like to offer another perspective.
There are no bad experiences. What appears bad is only the result of
your perceptions and classifications about a situation at a
particular moment in time.
Have you ever looked back on a
so-called ‘bad experience’, only to see that a new direction
followed? This experience probably changed your path, creating
something that was so much better for you. It is not easy for us to
recognize the bigger picture in the moment, but our soul can.
Remember everything that at first appears bad, always has a gift
inside for you.
You may also feel as if you have been
‘stopped’ from moving forward. Your progression probably isn’t
halted but rather, you are finding a new direction.
soul grows and evolves there are always ‘tests of faith’. These can
often feel like a struggle, however, to your soul it is an
advancement, which you often complicate by resisting. As easy as it
is to fall into a pattern of resisting or getting upset, it won’t
change the situation. So, why not switch that pattern and support
your soul’s advancement through acceptance.
Here is a message
that I received in a meditation the last time I was faced with a
‘why me’ experience which was leaving me angry and in despair... “Do
not be hurt or angry when your soul is following its natural course
Therefore, when things are not going your way,
let it be so. But how? How do you find acceptance?
Surrender the need to change it. Surrender the need to question it.
Surrender the expectation of how it should be. Surrender the need to
ask, "Why is this happening to me?" Just accept that this is what is
supposed to be happening right now.
Second: Quiet yourself.
All answers come to a quiet, harmonious mind. Peace comes to you
when you accept it. Peace cannot be forced or willed, it must be
experienced. Wealth in all forms comes easily when you acknowledge,
accept, and appreciate all that you have been given. Accept your
plight as an opportunity to learn and move forward. Do not view it
as an obstacle. See the opportunities in your available directions,
and accept them as they are.
Third: Release the need and
frustration of what it is not available at this time. Let go of what
is not working and move forward. Do not dwell on what you are
leaving behind, if you do, it will only hinder your new
opportunities. Remember the future is always greater than the past.
A great exercise to help you visualize and release attachments
is to see each thing or thought inside a balloon. Focus in on the
color, the size, and even the shape of each balloon. Then see your
hand holding the strings. Slowly release each balloon, watching them
fade away into a cloudless blue sky.
My final word on the
topic of acceptance is to allow the process of your life to unfold
gracefully. Acceptance allows this to happen. Choose acceptance and
you will receive the gift of all that is suppose to be!
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